Iron CAS

HolyCarp

[14] Master
Wow, some pretty stunning CaS being entered, but I suppose I may as well enter my character too:

Velia
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The idea behind this CaS was that she was born in Italy (though I'm starting to wonder if she looks more Egyptian) but she grew up in an Asian orphanage, where she practised her sword skills obsessively as an escape from her harsh reality.

She looks really cool in certain lighting, but she's nothing too special in these pictures, sorry! :P

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Edit: I just noticed that Maisie used the pure rings in the same way, but I've already taken and uploaded the pictures so too late to change it now.
 

WindupSkeleton

[14] Master
My turn:
The main idea was inspired by Le Bello so cheers mate!

That's the wedding dress? HolyKoo, I barely recognised it!

Also, Maisie, might I ask which face paint you used to get the freckles? I tried searching for a CaS but didn't see it because I'm blind/dumb/excitable < Delete as appropriate.
 

MistaKoo

[12] Conqueror
I made a pirate first now it's ninja time. I'm really fond of the base idea but didn't know how to complete the design.

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It all started with the warmers and the coat of course.

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Here are strategically placed claws. Why claws or whatever bladed thing? Because I tried at least half of the accessories before that :B

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Why do I have this stupid habit of mandating comments between all pictures?!

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This time almost all weapons work, but I'm not taking a photo of him using every style!

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Guest appearance by the original Iron CAS item!

Oh and this wasn't planned at all, I just switched to a male character because I had an audience whom I'd rather not see me fiddle with artificial female lingerie :<

That's the wedding dress? HolyKoo, I barely recognised it!

Also, Maisie, might I ask which face paint you used to get the freckles? I tried searching for a CaS but didn't see it because I'm blind/dumb/excitable < Delete as appropriate.
No, it's Soothsayer (Viola's) dress. Finally found a use for it!

Fun fact: I too have used the freckles, but subtle color + phone camera = it's gone!
 

WindupSkeleton

[14] Master
I made a pirate first now it's ninja time. I'm really fond of the base idea but didn't know how to complete the design.


No, it's Soothsayer (Viola's) dress. Finally found a use for it!
Fun fact: I too have used the freckles, but subtle color + phone camera = it's gone!

If Sub Zero were a genuine badass... Dear sweet merciful mother of maidens.

You see, I forgot the Soothsayer dress existed. Because, you know, it's hard to use. I like that it works with the scarf though, is nice.
 

MistaKoo

[12] Conqueror
If Sub Zero were a genuine badass... Dear sweet merciful mother of maidens.
Oh crap, didn't know/forgot about Sub-Zero's scar and pupil less blue eyes >.>
Aside from using that mask for a ninja, I only noticed the similarity when adding the final touches (also he was green and cyan before that). I tried adding the Japanese dragon but it didn't fit, after adding the Chinese dragon I thought Chinese + Ninja = Sub-Zero.

Thankfully I didn't give him Siegfried's style!
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
Here's my submission. General Greedar

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Very clever, the zipper sticker on the arm warmer, that is an ingenuous use of sticker and perfecly sized/positioned.
Same goes for the legs, and feet build.
But you need to work on the color scheme for the armor, yellowish looks off, there are much better color arrangements or gradients, that would benefit your CAS overall look and feel.
 

VILARCANE

[14] Master
I made a pirate first now it's ninja time. I'm really fond of the base idea but didn't know how to complete the design.

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It all started with the warmers and the coat of course.

8QYcX.jpg


Here are strategically placed claws. Why claws or whatever bladed thing? Because I tried at least half of the accessories before that :B

mQ6Yy.png


Why do I have this stupid habit of mandating comments between all pictures?!

33bcP.jpg


This time almost all weapons work, but I'm not taking a photo of him using every style!

wbRBd.png

Guest appearance by the original Iron CAS item!

Oh and this wasn't planned at all, I just switched to a male character because I had an audience whom I'd rather not see me fiddle with artificial female lingerie :<


No, it's Soothsayer (Viola's) dress. Finally found a use for it!

Fun fact: I too have used the freckles, but subtle color + phone camera = it's gone!

Nice armblades and texturing on the arm warmes, the rest is pretty generic...
 

HolyCarp

[14] Master
I already posted my Italian ninja, Velia. Well here are my final two entries...

I present to you: Bila and Umbra
Two beings representing the sun and the moon.

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That's supposed to be the sun in her stomach area by the way.

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The Chinese character on her necklace thingy means "fire".

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Umbra has a crescent moon on his stomach area.

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His Chinese character means "moon".

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OMG! This is the face Patroklos pulls on his win quote "at last, you understand how weak you are!"
I've been making comic book style super villains recently, so that's pretty much what Bila and Umbra are. Their superpower allows them to change the setting between daytime and night-time. During the day, Bila becomes significantly more powerful, while at night, Umbra's fighting abilities become the dominant force in their tag-team fighting style.
 

HolyCarp

[14] Master
So I take it voting has started.
Damn, this is tough.

I like the general look of Noregrets' female entry, especially the detail on the face, and the second entry is a brilliant use of fur.
I think Samaras_Madness used the arm warmers the way they probably should be used, and I love her quirky hat!
Witch Hilde has some nice patterns, especially the gradient, but it's not my favourite use of the arm warmers.
I don't know why Matty's entry isn't as stunning as some of his previous stuff, but it has a really innovative use of stickers. Maybe she could do with a different colour scheme, but the outfit itself is incredible!
I really like MistaKoo's snake-bomb girl, it does that thing that I always look for in a CaS - the outfit speaks more loudly than a bio ever could. And the arm warmers blend in really nicely. Also, the pink material connecting the shoulder pad was a nice way of disguising the bottle gourd ;)
Love the second entry too. Love how you made the arm warmers look nothing like arm warmers!
Maisie's entries are pretty awesome too, a brilliant use of stickers and patterns. I like freckles and I like hats, so I love Eve!
An impressive edit from Vilarcane too. To use his word, gnarly! :P
I think FreeMeal's General probably uses the arm warmers the best - they really look like they should be there when they probably shouldn't! I love the outfit, though I'm wondering if the colour scheme is putting me off a bit, not sure why.
Finally, Kendra and Cali are two of my favourite of Fliptop's. I think I already said how much I like them in his thread, though a part of me wants to vote for one of the characters made specifically for this challenge.

Hmm...
If you're wondering why I've reviewed every CaS individually, it's mainly just so I can keep track of all the entrants to choose from.

Ok, I'm gonna give my vote to MistaKoo.
 

Wandrian

I don't know.
Hmm, this round was actually something of a disappointment compared to the previous ones. Maybe it's the fact that it's based on frickin' arm warmers.

In any case, my vote goes to Maisie for Eve. The use of stickers and patterns on it is lovely.
 

Samaras_Madness

[10] Knight
My vote goes to Vilarcane. It was a good effort in using the arm warmers that was not obvious (like mine admittedly was), and yet still felt coheasive with the character (in some entries they looked a little out of place). Still, hats off to everyone for a solid run (^_^)
 

EternalArcadia

[10] Knight
My vote would go to HolyCarp for this one for Bila because not only do Bila's Arm Warmers have cool flame patterns, but the whole schematic works wonderfully. I also love that you're using the chinese character for what it actually means (I definitely wouldn't have bothered to look up the meaning of each symbol). It just looks amazing and captures the essence of the sun really well (And without actually using the sticker that has the sun on it)
 

MistaKoo

[12] Conqueror
Pocky changed the way I view entries, I now can't vote for an entry not doing anything special with the item.
Having said that my vote goes to FreeMeal, the zipper looks good on them and it works well with the demonic gear.

Runner ups: Maisie for her Celia, amazing (best) stickering job of the item but I'm not really fond of the rest as a whole. HolyCarp for his twins, very good concept but not very related to the item.

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I wanted to make a third entry using the hat for lacy warmers, but I just didn't have time:

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It looks better in a smaller size without the ribbon but I was experimenting. This should probably work with other gloves, boots and stockings (note it in your thread Le Bello?).

I made the following one in time but it's too plain and ordinary for me, didn't want to submit something I'm not completely sure of:

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Unrelated but some headgears make the afro look not so bad.
(The preceding is NOT part of the contest)